Mary Virginia Brown – Virginia’s Journey A Life Well Lived
Mary Virginia Carter Brown, 86, from Leonardtown, MD, visited her heavenly home on December 8, 2021.
Virginia, as she was affectionately known, was born on May 12, 1935 to the late Mary Catherine Thomas Carter and Joseph Ignatius Carter in Bushwood, MD.
She was educated in the St. Mary’s County School System and graduated from Banneker High School with the Class of 1953. Virginia was a dedicated Catholic her entire life. She attended church services every Sunday and often prayed the Rosary. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Bushwood, MD and later became a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Compton, MD. Virginia was a stay-at-home mom until the untimely death of her husband, James Brown, Sr.. After her death, she decided to find a job. She started her professional career at McKay’s Grocery Store, where she worked as a cashier for 10 years. Subsequently, Virginia went to work at Safeway, as a cashier, retiring after 28 years. In retirement, she felt the need to stay active and socially connected, so she returned to work part-time at BurchMart. Being a cashier in her job required awareness, friendliness, interaction with her countless customers, welcoming her customers and politeness. She possessed all of these traits and skills, which earned her several accolades for her work and professionalism at Safeway.
She was a woman of great character. Virginia has always been a woman with a soft, calm voice, with gentle, polite manners. She was always pleasant and smiling whenever she chatted with others. Virginia was one of the best mothers you could have. His children and grandchildren were his life. She showed unconditional and selfless love for her children. Some of the words to describe her are gentle, loving, caring, and caring. She showed her children love, gave them support, taught them responsibility and instilled in them the importance of respect and morality. In addition to all of these great attributes that she showed and instilled in her children, she was very overprotective towards them. She is what you call a “helicopter mum” – a mum hovering over her children. Virginia always looked at her children as if they were still minors. She always asked them “Where are you”? Where are you going? ”Or“ What are you doing? ”However, the children knew it was all for love.
In her hobby, Virginia enjoyed watching TV (especially all Tyler Perry episodes and movies), attending family reunions, attending gospel shows, spending quality time with her children and especially her little ones. -children. However, when going to family gatherings, she always wanted to know what was on the menu. If you didn’t have any sweet potatoes, you can be sure she would bring them. Sweet potatoes, kale, and three cups of coffee a day were his favorite foods and drinks. Virginia’s favorite phrases were “How do you get in”? (slang for “How are you?”) and “Whatever”. His phrase “Whatever” has become part of his daily vocabulary; so much so that Safeway gave him a t-shirt with “WHATEVER” written on it as a retirement gift. Last but certainly not least, Virginia had a heart of gold. She has always shown empathy for her sick relatives and friends. Virginia visited the sick very often in hospitals, nursing homes or at their homes, spending warm and quality time with them and conversing; giving them strength, comfort, inspiration and a positive feeling to fight their illness and make a speedy recovery.
She leaves fond memories of her children, James “Junior” Brown, Jr. (Denise), William “Bill” Brown (Pat) and Valeria Brown (Vanzorro, Sr.); sisters, Ann Berry, Grace Tyer (Aloysius), Joan Thomas; brothers, Ernest Carter (Martha), James Leroy Carter, Daniel Carter, Rowland Carter (Carolyn), Joseph “Bo” Thomas; brother-in-law, Nathaniel Lawrence, Sr .; grandchildren, James Andre Brown, Kyann Faith Brown, Jerrille V. Brown, Sontia M. Brown, Kimberly DuBose (Joshua), Maiya S. Parker, Breana D. Parker (Allieu), Vanzorro Gross, Jr. (Somantha); great-grandchildren, Kingston Perkins, Micah Perkins, Ace Wurie, Zariah Wurie, Zymarion Gross, Victoria Gross, Taylor Atkinson, Raegan DuBose; her favorite aunt and best friend, Lillian Thomas Young; Godchildren, Joseph Berry, Jr. and Stephanie Scott and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Virginie was predeceased by her parents; husband, James E. Brown, Sr .; brothers, Joseph “Joe Buck” Carter and Thomas (Tom) Carter; sister, Elsie (Lucy) Carter Lawrence, and her longtime companion, Joe Boy Mills.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a Christian funeral mass celebrated by Rev. Stephen Wyble at 12:00 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 23080 Maddox Road, Bushwood, MD 20618. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can also be made: Hospice House of St. Mary’s, PO Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 2065; and ACTS 21808 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD 20609.
Condolences to the family can be presented at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Home, PA
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